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Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by salemorevegaslover, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. salemorevegaslover

    salemorevegaslover Low-Roller

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    Hello,
    Arrive at LAS on Wed (03/26) at 8:15 AM and staying one night at Gold Coast before settling in at Westgate Flamingo for 6 more nights. Question.............Need a suggestion ( besides cab) on how to get from airport to Gold Coast? Can someone help?
     
  2. leo21

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    How many are coming? That makes a difference.
     
  3. salemorevegaslover

    salemorevegaslover Low-Roller

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    elp

    Just two. Thanks for responding.
     
  4. jamesxnj

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    Take one of the shuttles..left side of baggage claim..taxi line is opposite side..Might be $10 or so?
     
  5. bluesdude

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    We stayed at GC at the end of february and took a cab from the airport. I think it was about $17. ran into some light traffic but it was acceptable. In the past when we took the shuttle to an off strip hotel, our luggage ended up on the bottom of the pile. Inside the luggage was plastic reinforcement that was crushed and I have been picking pieces out ever since. I would rather spend a little extra to prevent something like that happening again. The shuttle is between $6 to $7 a piece so a cab isnt that much more. The shuttle you will get a tour of other casinos outside enterances and might take an additional 30 to 45 minutes. A cab depending on traffic will take about 15 minutes. I think the route you want to take is Paradise to Flamingo. GC let us check in early also.
     
  6. dewey089

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    If you want a bus route, go down to zero level, take the 108 North to Flamingo ($5 each for 24 hour pass) Transfer to the 202 and it will take you right to the edge of the Gold Coast. You can then use the pass on any residential route (not strip buses) all that day.
    (So it would be a great time to see Boulder Highway using that same 202 bus later that day to go all the way to Sam's Town or Eastside Cannery.
    Or if you use the free Boyd shuttle to the Orleans, you can then take the 201 along Tropicana to the strip at NYNY area or out Tropicana to the Pinball Hall of Fame.)

    If you know you won't go on the bus again that day, for $2 you can get to Flamingo and another $2 will get you to the Gold Coast.

    You handle your own luggage, so no chance of breakage.
    But it does take about an hour.

    That same 202 bus will get you to the Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort from the Gold Coast in 11 minutes versus walking it in 27 minutes, but I'm thinking you have some other transportation.

    Here is the website for the RTC bus. In the Transit area you can get schedules and maps of bus routes. I'd get a good sense of the 202 since that seems to be what you would need if you wanted to get to and from the strip by bus.
    On this page and again on the transit page, at the very bottom left is a place to plug in two places and see the route suggested between each.
    http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/

    $34 will get you a 15 day all access pass that is also good on the strip buses. You could get one on your way from the airport or even later. Write back if you think you might want that.
    If you are a senior with a Medicare card, you can get that for $17, but then I'd suggest a different route.

    I'm guessing the cab is about $30. And that is the quicker route. Breakage is rare on those shuttles, but you don't have your hands on your luggage unless it is very small. Carry cameras or sleep apnea machines on you lap in the shuttle. I'm guessing the shuttle would be about twice the price of the bus.
     
  7. salemorevegaslover

    salemorevegaslover Low-Roller

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    Need help

    Thanks for all the suggestion. Much appreciated.
     
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